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Workshop for PhD students and early-career researchers: “Be Inspired by InSPiR2eS” – with Prof. Robert Faff

“Be Inspired by InSPiR2eS” is a space for PhD students and early career researchers (ECRs) to learn about three international opportunities to pitch their research.
2024.05.08. 09:00 – 2024.05.08. 11:30
Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem

Date: 8 May 2024 Wednesday 9-11:30  

Location: Institute of Finance – Corvinus Main Building E.279.1 


Participants can bring their speech and practice it with the mentor, Prof. Robert Faff, who will provide feedback on how to improve the pitches. The workshop comprises four parts that briefly outline three different initiatives and the fourth part will offer an exciting research training opportunity. 


Part A: InSPiR2eS Global Pitching Research Competition 2024 (IGPRC2024). 

Part B: InSPiR2eS Pitch Mentoring Initiative. 

Part C: PBFJ Certified Novice Reviewer Program. 

Part D – Practice: Pitch your research idea in 10 minutes using the PRF tool below and receive feedback (Limited spots for pitching: Register here to pitch). 

Part D Task – to complete before the Workshop: 

Produce a written 1,000-word (max. 10 minutes) novel research pitch using the “pitching research” framework (see the PRF tool below). This tool provides a simple, methodical device to communicate confidently/succinctly the essential elements of a new research (proposal) to an academic expert (e.g., to your thesis supervisor). For a detailed explanation of the PRF, read the SSRN paper “Pitching Research” [Faff (2024)]. Participants interested in presenting their pitch and receiving feedback must register their presentation in advance here Workshop for PhD Students and Early-Career Researchers.docx (sharepoint.com) or by contacting Milson Veloso at the Institute of Finance: veloso@uni-corvinus.hu  


Web Resources: 

Faff, Robert W., InSPiR2eS Global Pitching Research Competition 2024 (IGPRC2024)… What, Why, How, Who, and When? (February 10, 2024). Available at SSRN accompanying PPT slides. 

Faff’s (2024) Pitching Research Framework Tool: 



Four Big Picture Anchors 

(A) Working Title 


(B) Basic Research Question 


(C) Key paper(s) 


(D) Motivation/Puzzle 



Three essential Building Blocks 

(E) Idea? 


(F) Data? 


(G) Tools? 



Two key questions 

(H) What’s New? 


(I) So What? 



One bottom line 

(J) Contribution? 


(K) Other Considerations 



Learn more about Professor Robert Faff – The University of Queensland: 


Robert Faff is an Emeritus Professor of Finance and formerly Director of Research at the University of     Queensland Business School (Australia). He has an international reputation in empirical finance research: securing 14 Australian Research Council grants (funding exceeding $4 million); >500 publications; career citations >22,894 (Google Scholar); and an h-index of 74 (Google Scholar). His particular passion is nurturing and developing the career trajectories of early career researchers. Robert has supervised approximately 40 PhD students to successful completion and examined 50 PhD dissertations. Building on a 35-year academic career, his latest focus is “Pitching Research”, now gaining great traction domestically and worldwide (Source: cepr.org, updated). 

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